Making good decisions is key to becoming an independent learner and person. To build your child’s decision-making skills:• Increase the number of decisions your child makes. Let her have the final say on things such as what she’s going to wear or whether she listens to music while studying. • Limit the choices in your child’s decision making. If you know she’ll choose ice cream for dinner, ask, “Would you like to have a chicken salad sandwich or a grilled cheese?”• Guide your child’s thinking when making a decision. Ask her what will happen if she chooses one toy over another. Which one will she use more?• Let your child learn from her mistakes. Experiencing the consequences of her decision will help her make a better decision next time.• Praise your child when she makes good decisions.

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